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Bajpai, V K, and Margam Madhusudhan. "ICT Skills and Competencies of Library and Information Science Professionals working in College Libraries, University of Delhi: A study". Library Philosophy and Practice (2019): 1-29.
The purpose of the study is to investigate the ICT skills of LIS professionals working in the college libraries affiliated to the University of Delhi and bring inferences for the betterment of the library. In the present study, the data was collected from the respondents through a structured questionnaire using survey method. The questionnaires were distributed among 60 LIS professionals of various college libraries affiliated to the University of Delhi through online and personal meetings, eliciting a response of 100 per cent. A five-point Likert scale was used to measure the ICT skills of the respondents. Findings of the study reveal that the majority of the LIS professionals have basic knowledge of ICT skills to manage the libraries with the exception in some areas such as dealing with the operating system and software. The study has provided an insight to meet the changing needs of users by learning ICT skills/competencies in the digital era. In totality, the results provide emphasis on the necessity of ICT skill for efficient delivery of library services for the betterment of the library as a whole. This present study will help the authorities of the University of Delhi to include courses in ICT skills in the academic/professional curriculum which would help the working LIS professionals to become competent in various skills. The present study also provided a platform to LIS professionals to find the area of focus to learn and update their ICT skills in digital environment by LIS professionals for efficient delivery of library services for the betterment of the library as a whole.